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Best Upcoming Art Exhibits In Minnesota

This year’s art exhibitions in Minnesota are fresh, alive and relevant.

08/04/2014

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Minnesota’s Most Interesting Churches

Tour these beautiful and historic churches in Minnesota.

07/28/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Helen Anker, Guthrie’s ‘Eliza Doolittle’

Few shows need less introduction than “My Fair Lady.” Small wonder few seats are available at the Guthrie Theater, where British actress Helen Anker is charming Higgins and crowds alike as the effervescent Eliza Doolittle. WCCO had the chance to speak with Anker. Here are some excerpts.

07/22/2014

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How To Get Involved In Minnesota’s Theater Community

Introduce yourself to Minnesota’s theater scene.

07/21/2014

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8 Sports You Didn’t Know Were Sports

People have lots of imagination and even more free time. Here are 8 sports you didn’t even know were sports.

07/17/2014

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10 Minnesota Words & Phrases ASG Visitors Should Know

As we’ve heard from the commercials, all eyes are on Minneapolis. And thousands of ears are here too as visitors have flocked from around the country to see the All-Star Game. While known to have a distinct accent, Minnesotans also have a bit of a native language that may be foreign to our ASG visitors. Thus, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to come up with a list of Minnesota terminology to help ease people in to the Land O’ Lakes.

07/14/2014

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Best Free Concerts In Minnesota

Take your pick among these free concerts coming in the summer of 2014.

07/14/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Sculptures @ MN Landscape Arboretum

There’s a new addition to the varied scenery at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: the Harrison Sculpture Collection at the Arboretum’s highest physical point, with sculptures donated by Wayzata philanthropists Alfred and Ingrid Harrison, sculptures they’d collected from all over the world.

07/09/2014

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Best Upcoming Children’s Shows In Minnesota

Open the world of theater to your child. This year’s bumper crop of outstanding selections and premier presentations will help your child develop and provide enjoyable entertainment for the entire family.

07/07/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Tattoo Shop

It’s not something reserved for sailors and bikers anymore. These days, more and more people are getting tattoos. So we wanted to know: Where’s the Best Tattoo Shop in Minnesota? Thousands of you voted and sent me to get some ink at Olde Town Tattoo in St. Cloud.

07/02/2014

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Best Meditation Centers In The Minnesota Area

Discover a greater level of consciousness, relaxation, health, internal energy, patience, love, compassion, generosity and even forgiveness through meditation.

06/30/2014

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30 Years On, Apollonia Kotero Looks Back At ‘Purple Rain’

It’s been 30 years since “Purple Rain” graced movie screens in theaters across the country. The film launched Minnesota’s own Prince into the national spotlight, and introduced the world to his co-star Apollonia Kotero.

06/27/2014

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Six Hot Beach Reads For Summer

Summer is time for breaking out your bathing suits and hitting the beach. Whether you’re craving a thriller or tearjerker, our sister company Simon & Schuster has a book for every afternoon spent in the sun. Throw one of these page-turners in your beach bag and prepare to lose yourself.

06/23/2014

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Best Local Bookstores In Minnesota

Bibliophiles and culture mavens alike should know these five metro area independent bookstores.

06/23/2014

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Best Summer Movies For Kids

Instead of panicking and sending your kids to nearest summer camp you can find, why not enjoy a few summer blockbusters?

06/16/2014

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Creative 4th Of July Parade Float Ideas

Fourth of July parades take place all across the country and signify not only our collective patriotism, but also local pride. Homemade floats abound and are as unique and individual as the spirit that carved out our country.

06/16/2014

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DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

Craft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.

06/16/2014

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Best New Books For Summer Reading 2014

Whether you’re picnicking in the park, laying out at the beach, or grilling in your backyard, there’s something about summer’s steaming hot days that make you yearn for a great story. Our sister company Simon & Schuster has got you covered with six smart, entertaining, page turners that will keep you reading all summer long. Watch out – you just might be tempted to devour these in one sitting!

06/16/2014

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Best Upcoming Summer Charity Events In Minnesota

This summer, support a good cause.

06/16/2014

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Minnesota Orchestra Reviving New Year’s Eve Concerts

Fans of classical music in Minnesota will have one more reason to celebrate ringing in the new year. The Minnesota Orchestra announced the details for its 2014-2015 season on Friday, and among the highlights will be their first New Year’s Eve concerts since 1998.

06/13/2014

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Best Outdoor Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to your community while having fun when you volunteer with these outdoor volunteer opportunities.

06/09/2014

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Best Historic Walking Tours In Minnesota

Tour the historic sites of Minnesota at your own pace.

06/09/2014

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Best Summer 2014 Craft Fairs In Minnesota

Summer is the time of year to shop for arts and crafts in Minnesota with more than one event every weekend in June.

06/02/2014

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Best Advice Books For The Recent Grad

Finding the perfect gift for a recent graduate, be from college or high school, can be tricky. Why not give a little advice mixed in with life lessons they can learn from, with these books from our sister company Simon & Schuster.

05/29/2014

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Best Museums For Dates In Minnesota

See why a date to metro-area museums can be really fun.

05/26/2014

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Behind The Scenes Of ‘Wicked: The Musical’

A big Broadway show has rolled into town. The set of “Wicked” was unloaded into the Orpheum Theatre Tuesday morning. The show opens Wednesday and runs for six weeks, through Oct. 27.

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